Health Educator Speaks on the Importance on Road Safety in Dominica


Allison Samuel, Health Educator in the Ministry of Health

A one day seminar on road safety will be convened at the Prevost Cinemall tomorrow Thursday 9th between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm.

It is part of a week of activities organized by stakeholders that will seek to draw attention to the urgent need to better protect pedestrians worldwide and generate action on measures needed to do so.

Allison Samuel, Health Educator in the Ministry of Health speaks of some of the issues that will be dealt with during the session.

Ms. Samuel said Dominica decided to be a part of the initiative to protect pedestrian because when surveys for the period 2000 to 2009 were done on road fatalities, it was recognized that there was a problem that needed addressing.

She said although the focus this year is on pedestrian safety tomorrows workshop is to finalize the law frames that were established since 2011.

At this workshop a plan of action will be put in place for the next ten years.

Ms. Samuel said the enforcement of certain legislations, road infrastructure, parking and the types of automobiles that are imported, are all areas to be addressed.

Another area to which attention will be paid is post- crash response.

The Health Educator applauded authorities for the improvement of the infrastructural development, over the years namely the reflectors, signs and sidewalks.



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